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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hundred  \Hun"dred\,  a. 
  Ten  times  ten  five  score;  as  a  hundred  dollars. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hundred  \Hun"dred\,  n.  [OE.  hundred,  AS  hundred  a  territorial 
  division;  hund  hundred  +  a  word  akin  to  Goth.  ga-ra?jan  to 
  count  L.  ratio  reckoning,  account;  akin  to  OS  hunderod 
  hund,  D.  hondred,  G.  hundert  OHG.  also  hunt,  Icel.  hundra?, 
  Dan.  hundrede,  Sw  hundra,  hundrade  Goth.  hund,  Lith. 
  szimtas  Russ.  sto,  W.  cant,  Ir  cead,  L.  centum,  Gr  ?,  Skr. 
  [,c]ata.  [root]309.  Cf  {Cent},  {Century},  {Hecatomb}, 
  {Quintal},  and  {Reason}.] 
  1.  The  product  of  ten  mulitplied  by  ten  or  the  number  of  ten 
  times  ten  a  collection  or  sum,  consisting  of  ten  times 
  ten  units  or  objects;  five  score.  Also  a  symbol 
  representing  one  hundred  units,  as  100  or  C. 
 
  With  many  hundreds  treading  on  his  heels.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  The  word  hundred,  as  well  as  thousand,  million,  etc., 
  often  takes  a  plural  form  We  may  say  hundreds,  or  many 
  hundreds,  meaning  individual  objects  or  units,  but  with 
  an  ordinal  numeral  adjective  in  constructions  like  five 
  hundreds,  or  eight  hundreds,  it  is  usually  intended  to 
  consider  each  hundred  as  a  separate  aggregate;  as  ten 
  hundreds  are  one  thousand. 
 
  2.  A  division  of  a  country  in  England,  supposed  to  have 
  originally  contained  a  hundred  families,  or  freemen. 
 
  {Hundred  court},  a  court  held  for  all  the  inhabitants  of  a 
  hundred.  [Eng.]  --Blackstone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hundred 
  adj  :  being  ten  more  than  ninety  [syn:  {a  hundred},  {one  hundred}, 
  {100},  {c}] 
  n  :  ten  10s  [syn:  {100},  {C},  {century},  {one  C},  {centred}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hundred,  WV  (town,  FIPS  39340) 
  Location:  39.68411  N,  80.45752  W 
  Population  (1990):  386  (202  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  26575 




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